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post #1 of 17 Old 06-21-2008, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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doo hickey

how many miles do you get before the doo hickey needs repair
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post #2 of 17 Old 06-21-2008, 08:38 PM
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Some have broken before a 1000 miles and some have lasted over 30,000. It is normally prudent to just go on and change it and not take the chance of having a major problem when you least expect it. $40 is a whole lot cheaper than a new motor in the worst case scenario.

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post #3 of 17 Old 06-21-2008, 10:18 PM
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I changed mine at about 4300 miles on the '07. It was fine but for my piece of mind it was worth it.

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Actually you can see where the bolt shoulder had been overtightened onto the lever. This can cause the lever to bend and not allow the doo to adjust. So there is a possibility even this one might not have adjusted so good even tho it was not broken.

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post #5 of 17 Old 06-22-2008, 12:06 AM
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Thats a good catch. I had never thought of it that way. So I guess I'm glad to have gotten that piece o sh** out of there before anything bad happened.
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post #6 of 17 Old 06-22-2008, 08:00 AM
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I would love to replace my Doo, but being from Australia it's a bit harder than you guy's...... anyone help me ???.
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post #7 of 17 Old 06-22-2008, 04:23 PM
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'Big Grin', pay my airfair and hotel costs, and I'll bring a doo and the tools and do all the work to change it out..

Ok, that was a cheesey way of trying to get a free Aussie trip huh? I would love to see Australia one day before I pass on.

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post #8 of 17 Old 06-22-2008, 08:44 PM
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If you ever make it over here feel free to bring me a Doo and your tools and i will provide the room { for yourself and bike } most meals and a personal tour guide { Me of course } and show you around.......... if you can get here about this time next year i am planning a trip to the out back .
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post #9 of 17 Old 06-22-2008, 09:02 PM
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Doo Hickey

Dose the doo hickey make any sertan sounds when going bad that any one knows about i have just turned 1000 miles and herd a nois i have not heard befor.
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post #10 of 17 Old 06-22-2008, 09:23 PM
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Well, there is a possibility that if the lever broke and the chain becomes slack, you might here some chain slapping noise, definately not a good sign, as it could jump time and cause all sorts of problems. And then there are those with broken doo's that never hear or feel anything different, and only know there is a problem once they get inside the motor and find it.

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